Inside Richard Hammond’s £400k classic car collection hidden in a barn that includes a Mustang and two stunning Jags | The Sun

FEW CELEBS know cars like Richard Hammond and the Grand Tour star has provided a rare glimpse inside his own collection.

The presenter took people on a tour of his 'secret' barn and revealed his stunning classic motors.

Hammond, who lives near Ross-on-Wye, has travelled the world driving some of the fanciest new cars on sale.

However, Richard's main passion is classic cars and this collection, shown on DriveTribe's YouTube channel, has some stunning examples

Those who have followed 'The Hamster' on the channel will recognise a couple of them, but there are some new classics in there too.

There are also some empty spaces after Richard had to sell his classic Porsche, Lotus and Bentley to fund his new classic car restoration business, The Smallest Cog.

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Ford Mustang

This 1968 Ford Mustang is still in its original green hueCredit: YouTube/DriveTribe

Richard reckons he's had his 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback for around 15 years and says he 'adores it' and 'it's part of my life.'

The stunning coupe is still in its original Highland Green – the same as the infamous movie Mustang from the film Bullit.

1968 Mustang Fastbacks now fetch around £100,000 for a nice example.

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Jaguar XK150

Hammond bought this 1958 Jaguar as a restoration project for his new business, The Smallest Cog.

This car was rallied back in the day and it is now nut-and-bolt perfect in a beautiful Dove Grey paint over red leather seats.

Perfect XK150s like this change hands for around £150,000.

Jaguar XK120

Also grey, but because it hasn't been painted yet, is Richard's XK120.

Richard has big plans for it, including a white paint job, black wire wheels and a punchy uprated engine, but The Smallest Cog is taking up too much of his time at present.

Once fully restored, XK120s go for easily north of £100,000.

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Land Rover Series I

Looking rather sorry for itself in the corner is Hammond's Series I Land Rover – in bits.

Richard says he first drove the Landie on Top Gear some 20 years ago but has since had it stripped down to be fully restored.

He hasn't quite got around to it yet, but top-drawer Series I Land Rovers often sell for £50,000 when finished.

Buick Riviera

You may recognise this one from a recent episode of The Grand Tour.

It's Hammond's 1972 Buick Riveria which underwent some choice modifications alongside James and Jeremy's American motors.

Richard says he plans to let DriveTribe's viewers decide what happens to the car next.


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Suzuki GSX-R1100

Hammond shows off a few bikes in the video, but this Suzuki is particularly special to him.

It's the one he wanted as a young lad learning to ride on his 50cc, and had the largest engine of any sports bike at the time.

He says 'it's awful' but he loves it and he's ridden it 6,000 miles, 'every one of them screaming.'


Last but not least is Richard's MGB GT – the last car he ever drove on Top Gear before everything changed.

He'd never driven one before that and loved it so much he kept it, with big plans for the iconic British sports car to go racing.

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